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Need information regarding transmission through broken skin

will it be a risk if a 12 hours old small cut or scraped skin not bleeding at the time when came in contact with possible hep c blood? is 12 hours enough time for body to create a barrier on the wound to prevent hep c/hiv from entering the body?
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anyone?
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No risk.

Hep c infected blood must enter the blood stream.

One route could be an open wound. An open wound would be one that is wet and weeping. Plus the hep c infected blood has to enter the blood stream not just contact an old abrasion
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Does that also apply to a cut or scrape skin still being alittle red but not bleeding? Does it still provide enough protection against hep c/Hiv?

What about micro tears thats not visible to the eyes? Saw few articles stating it as a way of transmission.
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How is Hepatitis C spread?
Hepatitis C is usually spread when blood from a person infected with the Hepatitis C virus enters the body of someone who is not infected. Today, most people become infected with the Hepatitis C virus by sharing needles or other equipment to inject drugs. Before 1992, when widespread screening of the blood supply began in the United States, Hepatitis C was also commonly spread through blood transfusions and organ transplants.

People can become infected with the Hepatitis C virus during such activities as

    Sharing needles, syringes, or other equipment to inject drugs
    Needlestick injuries in health care settings
    Being born to a mother who has Hepatitis C

Less commonly, a person can also get Hepatitis C virus infection through

    Sharing personal care items that may have come in contact with another person’s blood, such as razors or toothbrushes
    Having sexual contact with a person infected with the Hepatitis C virus
He c infected blood must enter your blood stream it must enter the body
Am i safe to assume as soon as a cut or scrape stops bleeding it has sufficient barrier against hep c /hiv? btw what was your reason no to micro tear?
Even if a medical worker experienced an accidental needle stick involving a patient with known hep c the odds of transmission is only about 1.8% so you can I am sue appreciate how much lower you odds are in comparison.
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